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Old 04-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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fedora 13


i would like some help. i am a new student and i am having trouble with fedora 13. i would like to know how to open a file in fedora. i keep getting a not recognized as a internal or external command
 
Old 04-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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im am using the command line. i am not entering my info rite and i cant seem to figure,how to get to my path, home/User01 this is the root but cant seem to open anything i try
 
Old 04-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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i would like to know how to open a file in fedora.
Code:
# vi <filename>
If the file is in some other directory, then you have to write the complete path along with the file name.
For an example, suppose a file named log is in /etc directory then you can open the file like this-
Code:
# vi /etc/log
Or you can first go into /etc directory and then you can directly open the file using just vi <filename> command.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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ad11970,

There is one duplicate thread of this one: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...a-13-a-939342/. Don't create duplicate thread, keep the discussion at one point.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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thanks for the help. im sure i will be calling for some help
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #6
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We really need to know what kind of file you are trying to 'open' and what cmd are you using and the msgs you get.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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I am unsure that VI is installed by default on the dead fedora 13
"nano" is installed

However fedora 13 is WELL PAST it's end of life
it hit it's END OF SUPPORT on "2011-06-04"

there is NO firefox 11 nor 10,nor 8 nor 6 in the historical archive for fedora 13

you are stuck with firefox 3

please install a current and SUPPORTED version
fedora 16 is current .Next month fedora 17 is to be released

Quote:
i would like to know how to open a file in fedora.
you boot into the gui ( just like on Apple Mac and MS windows )
you login to your normal user account you set up ON THE FIRST BOOT
the desktop manager starts up ( just like on windows 7,vista,xp,98,...)
you double click on your "home" icon on your desktop( just like on windows 7,vista,xp,98,... and Apple)

you then double click on a file in your home folder ( just like on windows 7,vista,xp,98,...and Apple )

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i keep getting a not recognized as a internal or external command
when you open a terminal from your normal user account it AUTO opens to " /home/YourUserName " also called " ~/"
you are Already IN your $HOME folder ( like cmd.exe on windows 7,vista,xp,me,98,... but in your home folder and not C:\\WINDOWS )

if you want to open a text file in the terminal ( and NOT in the fedora DEFAULT text editor " gedit" )
use a text /terminal editor like nano or Vi


some basic reading looks to be in order
-- a bit old but still good ,the basics have not changed--
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
a good online book - free
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz

Last edited by John VV; 04-11-2012 at 08:08 PM.
 
  


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